Dustin Poirier looking for Conor McGregor rematch – gets response!

✅ After failed bid ti capture the UFC lightweight title, Dustin Poirier is now looking to avenge his loss to Conor McGregor

After losing to reigning lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242, Dustin Poirier found himself at a tough spot. He’d been training and fighting for what he felt was his moment to achieve his dream, but he was forced to tap to a rear naked choke in the third round. Now, out of the title picture, Poirier is looking for other options. Conor McGregor called for a shot at the title after UFC 242, but got Poirier’s attention instead. Poirier is interested in running it back with McGregor. However, Poirier received a vintage McGregor response.


Poirier and McGregor met at UFC 178 in September 2014. That was McGregor’s fourth fight in the UFC, and at that point he seemed unstoppable. There was much attention focused on him, perhaps disproportionately so, as he seemed to be the next rising star. McGregor would end up backing up his words, as he promised a first round knockout of Poirier – which is exactly what happened.

As of now though, things have changed. McGregor has had numerous scandals outside of the cage, including assault and suspicion of sexual assault, amongst other things. He also  hasn’t won a combat sports bout since 2016, whereas Poirier has won four out of his last five fights.

McGregor still has sway with the UFC, but Tony Ferguson will be offered the next title shot at lightweight. This opens up for a potential rematch between these exciting lightweights.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com